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Harrisburg Cemetery

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well maintained

Even with snow on the ground I could tell this was a well maintained historic cemetery that sits on... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
Cold day was nice for a drive

Because it was such a cold windy day, we choose to drive around the cemetery. The roads are old... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Jennifer H
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Even with snow on the ground I could tell this was a well maintained historic cemetery that sits on 35 acres and was founded in 1845. After the Civil War there were 155 men from both the union and the confederacy buried here. The headstones...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Weed wacker needed almost everywhere. Poison ivy needs sprayed. Monuments are in pretty good shape, but lots of work needs to be done to bring the grounds up to par.

Thank Laluce6
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lots of large gravesites, famour people (1st Mayor of San Francisco, Abe Lincoln's Sec. of War duriing Civil War, Founder of the Churh of God, etc), Some have staircases on either side which you have to walk down to see grave with view of city...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Because it was such a cold windy day, we choose to drive around the cemetery. The roads are old and grown over with grass. It's a little creepy, but in a good way.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 15 December 2016

David, the caretaker, will take you on a hour tour around the cemetery pointing out notable folks buried there, and there are several! Including business folks, suffragettes, actors and a bank robber. He makes the cemetery residents come to life (pun intended).

1  Thank Joseph_Toone
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My favorite cemetery in the area...finally found my families plot..thank you to the staff...beautiful trees and flowers...so much history...I love going here many times a year and strolling the grounds.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to the cemetery to find the location where Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. After finding location we noticed that there were pennies on the graves of the soldiers who had fallen. We looked it up and found that it's...More

3  Thank Brian W
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Walking through, I could imagine the people raising this great Nation and being laid to rest. The epidemics and plagues that had wiped out because of no cures. The backbreaking work that formed this Great county of ours.

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a very old cemetery. I have quite a few relatives here. They don't do a lot of upkeep but maybe it was just the day we were there. American flags laying on ground. Wasn't very happy about that. It's not a very nice...More

1  Thank Tina z
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This overlooked cemetery is worth a peek if you are nearby (perhaps to visit the National Civil War Museum). It is a classic Victorian-era burial ground which when constructed was in the country. The keeper's house is an excellent example of Victorian cottage architecture. Some...More

1  Thank frantica
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